Back when I was 18, I had no clue about politics (over 15 years later, I still feel pretty lost most of the time). Still, I knew it was important to register. At the time, I didn’t understand what the different parties stood for or what it even meant to register as a democrat or a republican. The only thing I remembered learning in school (the 7th grade to be exact) was how the Electoral College works. My parents rarely watched the news or talked politics at home. I registered as an independent thinking that meant I didn’t really have to choose a side. Because this allowed me to vote in most elections, I didn’t think much of changing it. Fast-forward to yesterday’s primary.